Professor Bruce Campbell chaired the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee 2002-15 and the NICE Medical Technologies Advisory Committee 2009-15, producing guidance for UK health services on new medical/surgical procedures and on medical technologies. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) (2015-21). He chaired the Therapeutic Procedures Panel of the Health Technology Assessment Programme 2000-8.
It was through his work for NICE that Bruce became involved in the IDEAL Collaboration, from the time of the first meeting at Balliol College, Oxford, about a framework for evidence on procedures. He has continued to contribute to IDEAL ever since. In addition to co-authoring publications about IDEAL, he has published a range of articles about the work of NICE and about the evidence required for assessment and regulation of medical devices.
Bruce Campbell is a vascular surgeon and has been a consultant in Exeter since 1986. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School. He has been Honorary Secretary of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He has published and lectured extensively on vascular subjects and patient-related issues, as well as health technology assessment.